Author Archives: Brook Hines

Occam’s Razor and FDP’s sudden sexual harassment resignations

Something isn’t adding up about the sudden resignations of the Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel and President Sally Boynton Brown.  Following reports of “creepy behavior” and boob-themed desk accoutrement, Bittel quickly stepped down from his position as party chair on Friday, and yesterday, after an open letter that seemed to indicate every intention to […]

Brazile: fundraising agreements sold out DNC to Clinton campaign

If we’ve learned anything from the Donna Brazile revelations, it’s that we can rely on Donna Brazile to do the right thing—after she’s tried everything else. We also learned from Brazile’s exposé that my hypothesis laid out in Part 2 of the DNC Fraud Lawsuit series was right on the money. Now we have specifics. […]

Tracking Hurricanes—with Bryan Norcross

Bryan Norcross is a familiar face to south Floridians and to people across the country. Norcross who was the most prominent television meteorologist in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale TV market for two decades has a greater expertise in the history of Atlantic Hurricanes than just about anyone alive today. Hurricane Andrew’s 25th Anniversary which we’ve covered […]

DNC Fraud Lawsuit: must-see Jimmy Dore interview of Jared Beck

News has come at us fast and furious since Friday. In addition to Hurricane Harvey and the resignation/shitcanning of Sebastian Gorka from his ill-defined White House advisory position, we also learned that the DNC Fraud Lawsuit was dismissed. Same as with the motion to dismiss, I have a lot to say about the judge’s order […]

What we’re reading: Hell and High Water —prescient ProPublica hurricane report

Some people stock up on batteries and bottled water. I prepare for hurricane season by sharpening my social media follows of meteorologists and climate experts. I’m a severe weather junkie. It goes beyond hurricanes. I look forward to summer in Florida because I’m crazy about storms and lightning—I love to sit out on the porch […]

Trump’s political war aligns with white nationalism

Two days before the deadly riots in Charlottesville an insane, paranoid White House National Security memo emerged that helps explain Trump’s flaccid response to the armed insurrection of white nationalists at University of Virginia. If you’re wondering how the President of the United States could say there are “fine people” within the ranks of the Nazi brotherhood, […]

Leaked Sy Hersh audio suggests Seth Rich saga points to larger US intelligence bombshell

    When NPR broke the story of Rod Wheeler’s lawsuit against FOX news over coverage of Seth Rich, it seemed as if a consensus would emerge that the reporting was baseless, and that would be the end of that. But some stories just refuse to end convincingly in “nothing to see here.” Wheeler’s lawsuit […]

What we’re reading on July 4: “We’re radicals at heart,” by Harvey J Kay

The history of the United States is deeply radical, and today is the day we celebrate the most transformative document in shared history—the Declaration of Independence. The ability and desire to remake history is written in our DNA, and the Declaration of Independence is proof of that. If you read one thing today, make it […]

The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. The problem as […]

PODCAST: UK election special

Listen here: Kartik and Brook discuss the UK election, with KK taking the lead, as the Florida Squeeze resident expert on UK politics. This election could be interesting as “Teresa May is making Hillary Clinton’s campaign look good by comparison.”   UK Election Special on Libsyn     SaveSave SaveSaveSaveSave SaveSave